Segeyaro already eyeing up NRL return, days after arriving at Leeds

James Segeyaro has already expressed his desire to return to the NRL, before even making his Super League debut.

The former Penrith hooker was a part of a swap deal that has seen Zak Hardaker make his way to the NRL side after Segeyaro became out of favour with the Panthers.

Papua New Guinea international Segeyaro could make his debut for the Rhinos in Friday’s clash against Widnes, and the 25-year-old is keen to put in the level of performance that will attract NRL interest going forward.

“I want to get back to that form that I believe I can get back to and hopefully come back to the NRL,” Segeyaro told Channel Nine.

“I have never been in this situation before, a club never wanting me. I was shocked to be in reserve grade … they said it was best for me if I leave the club.”

“We were trying to find different clubs (in the NRL). But everyone else has three or four hookers.”

The deal in place between the two clubs is only until the end of the season, with a view to a long-term extension.